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Famous UNT alum has high hopes for football program
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The University of North Texas’ most famous alum has high hopes for the football program.

“My expectations for North Texas is to put some mean in the green,” said North Texas alum and pro football Hall of Famer Joe Greene recently to CBS11 Sports.

And no one knows “mean” better than “Mean Joe” Greene.

North Texas is counting on second-year head coach Seth Littrell to put the “mean” back in the “Mean Green.”

“It’s our core values, selfless, tough and discipline. It’s what we go buy everyday and it’s been in style ever since Coach Littrell came,” said running back Jeffrey Wilson.

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UNT to honor Tulsa graduate Don Millican
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The University of North Texas Alumni Association will honor graduate Don Millican of Tulsa as part of its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards dinner Nov. 9.

Millican will receive the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for his service and dedication to the UNT community. Millican is a CPA and CFO for George B. Kaiser and is a retired partner with Ernst & Young who spends as much time as he can championing UNT’s accounting program.

He and his wife established the Don and Donna Millican Endowed Chair in Accounting, which attracts nationally recognized scholars to UNT’s accounting department, and he is a...

UNT alumnus latest exhibit follows one family's life
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The Lost Pines Art League is proud to present an educational and uplifting photography show about the exhibition The Upshaws of County Line follows one family from everyday events, such as a game of dominos, to important milestones such as births and funerals.

But what makes the Upshaws unique is where they lived - County Line, a freedom colony in East Texas formed in the 1870s by newly freed slaves on land that they owned.

The photographs, taken by University of North Texas alumnus Richard Orton, will be...

First Transit picks alum as regional vice president
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First Transit announces the appointment of Jarod Varner as regional vice president for transit management. In this role, Varner will be responsible for transit management operations and supporting current customers. Varner will also support First Transit’s business development initiatives across North America.

“Jarod brings a wealth of operational expertise from the transit agency perspective,” said Rick Dunning, senior vice president of First Transit. “He has a proven track record within the public transportation industry, specifically in rail and streetcar startup and management.”

Varner has more than 10 years of...

A Denton Artist Finds Depth Using a ‘Poor Man’s Screen Printing’
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Thu, Mar 23, 2017 - 9:30am

By Natalie Gempel

Denton-based artist Steven Hamilton creates graffiti-inspired paintings that require up to 15 layers and 100 hours of work to achieve their hyper-textural quality and rich colors. After studying photography at the University of North Texas, Hamilton taught himself to paint using the internet and a little patience. You can see his work at PRISM, a group show at The Gallery at Continental Lofts in Deep Ellum, opening on April 29.

How did you get into making art?

I went to school for photography up here at UNT. I just...

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